• by Ron Lealos
  • Narrated by Sean Runnette
  • 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An adrenaline-filled war story that depicts the challenges of military special operations in a dangerous, boulder-filled landscape.
The Company has a special secret operation planned for one of their top agents: the leaders of the Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorist groups are hiding out in Pashtun country, and they must be eliminated. The job falls to a man they have named Frank Morganan agent who stood out as a recruit at Quantico and whose skills resemble those of the legendary Vietnam assassin. The other soldiers claim Frank’s abilities as a sniper and a tracker border on the supernatural and are more than willing to complete this mission with him.
Frank begins his adventure in Afghanistan with another Company-appointed soldier: An indestructible lyrical Irishman with a cutting sense of humor and a bottle of Jameson never far from hand. After the men rescue a burqa-clad young woman, they soon discover that the Company has not been honest with them and decide to take a second mate under their winga giant who quotes poetry and rap songs while he both enacts torture and lives through his own agonizing trials.
They know now that oil, drugs, and greed have led to this quest; assassinating the terrorists is not their main objective. However, this still must be done. After becoming dangerously acquainted with the heroin business in the frontier provinces, Frank and his comrades continue their mission. But the lines have now blurred, and the assignment is more complicated than they expected.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Anti-American Leftist Propaganda.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing. One star is the lowest you can give and it doesn't even deserve that. It is the worst "military thriller" I have ever tried to listen to. I and any military person or family will be very offended by this book. Record yourself chanting "No blood for oil" or any other bumper sticker intellect anti-military-anti-American slogans and just listen to that for 10 hours and save your audible credit.

Has Pashtun turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. This is not a military thriller. It is political trash and should be in some other category. Actually is should be in the trash can.

Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Runnette’s performances?

No, he is the perfect voice for this POS and if he had any dignity, much less patriotism, he would have refused to read this. The author, the reader and anyone associated with this crap, including, should be ashamed and definitely not supported in any way.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment. It is leftist anti American anti military propaganda. Only the "Blame America First Idiots" would get anything out of this book.

Any additional comments?

A not so subtle promotion of the America haters agenda thinly disguised as a military thriller. I clicked on it in a hurry and wasted an audible credit. I will be more careful in the future.

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- Donald

A Different Espionage Thriller

This book is well written and appears to be well researched. The protagonist is portrayed more realistically (not super human but has talents, flaws and doubts) than in many of this genera. Additionally the novel is more melancholy and some may even say depressing. Every time the protagonist seems to be making progress there are obstacles and setbacks even at the very end the heroes don't come out on top. And his own side more than lets him down. I would like to say this novel is more 'realistic' but I really have no idea if it is but do know that it depicts human nature accurately with power and greed being major players in motivation and behavior. Worth the credit for a well written book.
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- Kathryn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios